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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 01, 2007

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

ship was very clean, seemed efficient, excellent casino, room steward was above average, pools were always open and clean. Main dining was very timely and efficient, food was always at least satisfactory frequently excellent, no lines in casual dining. Specialty restaurant Chops was excellent in both food and service. Specialty restaurant Portofino was very good. Would have liked a bigger stateroom but ship was fully booked 8 months in advance. New shower door worked very well, no wet floors.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We have tried four other lines, (including high end lines) we liked this food the best of all of them overall.


3 out of 5
deck bands were below average. Casino staff was excellent.We didn't use a lot of the other entertainment venues.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
crew was very good overall. very few grumps.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
This was our only reserved excursion. The on-shore agency was badly disorganized. Beach was very good. I'm sure there are better places on this island for snorkeling. We would have been better off just using a taxi.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
good shopping, availability of taxis, port was VERY organized. We will have to try another beach next time, Meagan's Bay is getting crowded. No hassle island.
Don't Miss: Meagan's bay, voted one of 10 best in world.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Big surprise, we had a ball. We winged it, took visitor center advice and went snorkeling at Blue Hole. Very reasonable, very warm and caring crew. Excellent fish viewing. Excellent shopping downtown. Conch Fritters was good.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling at Blue Hole.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
we love St. Maartin, best shopping, best beach, Orient Bay. Always lots to do on St. Maartin. Can't wait to go back again for our third trip!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
We didn't do a lot in San Juan, we should have researched it more. Very efficient no charge trolley system, works great!
Don't Miss: See one of the forts, great history

Pros: overall warmth of the crew, main dining food & service, overall food

Cons: entertainment such as bands,

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!

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